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American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light (HB)

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Dimensions: L: 16.69cm x W: 2.82cm x H: 23.19cm

Product Code: 9780865478671

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The visionary writer Iain Sinclair turns his sights to the Beat Generation in America in his most epic journey yet "How best to describe Iain Sinclair?" asks Robert Macfarlane in "The Guardian." "A literary mud-larker and tip-picker? A Travelodge tramp (his phrase)? A middle-class dropout with a gift for bullshit (also his phrase)? A toxicologist of the twenty-first-century landscape? A historian of countercultures and occulted pasts? An intemperate WALL-E, compulsively collecting and compacting the city's textual waste? A psycho-geographer (from which term Sinclair has been rowing away ever since he helped launch it into the mainstream)? He's all of these, and more. Now, for the first time, the enigma that is Iain Sinclair lands on American shores for his long-awaited engagement with the memory-filled landscapes of the American Beats and their fellow travelers. A book filled with bad journeys and fated decisions, "American Smoke "is an epic walk in the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry, Charles Olson, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, and others, heated by obsession (the Old West, volcanoes, Mexico) and enlivened by false memories, broken reports, and strange adventures. With "American Smoke," Sinclair confirms his place as the most innovative of our chroniclers of the contemporary.

Book Title American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light (HB)
ISBN 9780865478671
By Author(s) Iain Sinclair
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages 309
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.69cm x 2.82cm x 23.19cm
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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